How to share internet via ethernet between two laptops

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  1. chuletilla macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, im trying to share my modem internet between a powerbook and an ibook, so i clicked the share internet on the one connected, then i plugged the ethernet cable to the other, but i tried to navigate and seems that im not conected,

    can someone please tell me how do i set the two computers to get them going,

    txs for you time

    :)
     
  2. encro macrumors 6502

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  3. davebl macrumors member

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    Make sure you are using a cross over networking cable if you are going from book to book. If you do not have a crossover cable, then you need to go to from the sharing computer to a hub/switch via a regular networking cable, and then from the hub/switch to the non-sharing computer via regular cable.

    A crossover cable is simply a regular networking cable but with one connector "backwards" as to omit a hub or switch.

    Dave
     
  4. chuletilla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its done, txs

    Hi, txs for the response i tried using the powerbook to conect to the internet,
    and the ibook to get the shared one. so i repeat the steps, and it worked instantly, i was reading about IP over firewire but i dont have one of those at the time, i have this ethernet cable only.


    :)
     
  5. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    I thought most modern powerbooks had autosensing ethernet so you didn't have to use a cross over cable. my 17" is able to do this, but I don't remember when the ability was added to the line
     

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